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Symposia at the Studio of Villa Bosch
Heidelberg University
Department of Geography
Berliner Str. 48
69120 Heidelberg

Klara Jungkunz
Marius Zipf


Volumes 16 and 17 of the Knowledge and Space Book Series are out now!

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The general outline of the 19th Symposium "Knowledge and Digital Technology: Spatial Relations in a Digital Age" is online now

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The general outline of the 20th Symposium "Placing the Future" is online now

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Abstracts of "Milieus of Creativity"

Session 1: Creativity & Problem Solving – A Clarification of Concepts

Creativity as Interaction – the Psychology of Creativity
Joachim Funke (Psychology), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Creativity and Conceptual Spaces
Margaret Boden (Cognitive Science), University of Sussex (UK)

Imagination, Cognition & Creativity – Philosophy´s view
Günter Abel (Philosophy), TU Berlin (Germany)

Visual Images Can Impede Thinking
Markus Knauff (Cognitive Science), University of Freiburg (Germany)


Session 2: Creativity in Context

Creativity in Context: the Social Psychology of Creativity
Jens Förster (Psychology), International University Bremen (Germany)

Creativity and Spatial Planning
Klaus R. Kunzmann (Spatial Planning), School of Planning, University of Dortmund (Germany)

Space(s) of Innovation – Regional Knowledge Economies
Martina Fromhold-Eisebith (Geography), University of Aachen (Germany)


Session 3: Creativity & Economics

Exploring the Relationships Between Problem Solving and Psychological Climate
Scott G. Isaksen (Creativity and Innovation), Creativity Research Unit, The Creative Problem Solving Group, Inc. (USA)

Dividing Labour – Sharing Knowledge: Innovative Spaces in a Knowledge Society
Ernst Helmstädter (Economics), Institut für Arbeit und Technik (Germany)

Cultural Diversity and Economic Innovation
Ricarda Bouncken (Economics of Innovation), University of Greifswald (Germany)


Session 4:   Creativity in the Realm of Science

Insights of Genius: Imagery and Creativity in Science and Art
Arthur I. Miller (Physics), University College London (UK)

Scientific Creativity as a Combinatorial Process: The Chance Baseline
Dean Keith Simonton (Psychology), University of California


Session 5: Capabilities of Creative Utopias: Opportunities and Risks of Fictional Thinking

An introduction to Geophilosophy
Stephan Günzel (Philosophy), University of Jena (Germany)

Theorizing the Potentials and Possibilities of Social and Spatial Life
Barney Warf (Geography), Florida State University (USA)

Looking at the Present Through the Future: Imaginative Geographies of Science Fiction
Rob Kitchin (Geography), National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (Ireland)

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